Aug 3, 2020

Twitter hack masterminds charged in the US

The three suspects, two of whom are teenagers, are charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud, money laundering and the intentional access of a protected computer.

Jul 20, 2020

Twitter fights to rebuild trust after ‘embarrassing’ hack

The social media platform continues its investigation of the hacking incident, working with law enforcement in a bid to bring the perpetrators to book.


New emojis debut on World Emoji Day

As the world celebrates World Emoji Day, over 117 new emojis are expected to make their debut in 2020, including COVID-19 emojis.

Jul 16, 2020

High-profile Twitter accounts hijacked in crypto scam

A coordinated social engineering attack targets top users like Joe Biden, Elon Musk, Barack Obama and Kim Kardashian, among others.

Jun 11, 2020

TikTok changes the social media rules in South Africa

Despite warnings that it is a breeding ground for predators, new kid on the block TikTok takes South Africa’s social media space by storm.


Facebook to review content policy after Trump backlash

The social media giant looks to review potential options for handling violating or partially-violating content.

Jun 4, 2020

‘We no longer recognise Facebook,’ say early employees

The employees write an open letter addressing Facebook’s leadership about the decision not to act on US president Donald Trump’s inflammatory posts.

May 29, 2020

Social media companies exercising ‘dangerous power’, says Trump

US president Donald Trump signs an executive order aimed at removing some of the legal protections given to social media platforms.

May 18, 2020

Storm over Hawks probe into Cele’s fake social media accounts

Investigations by the Hawks to identify and locate these fake account operators, and bring them to book, are at an advanced stage.


Analysis shows SA govt effective in fake news war

Having already made several arrests, government is making strides in the fight against COVID-19 falsehoods, says the Centre for Analytics and Behaviour Change.

Apr 14, 2020

Fake coronavirus news fuels attacks on 5G towers

Coronavirus misinformation-peddlers trigger sabotage attacks on 5G infrastructure in the Netherlands and elsewhere.

Apr 9, 2020

Tech giants pledge billions to help fight COVID-19

Twitter, Facebook, Microsoft and Dell are among the tech giants that have pledged their financial support to help contain the deadly COVID-19 virus.

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